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Indiana to develop new rules for email and other records

From Indiana Public Media:

Indiana plans to approve a new statewide rule next week outlining which government emails have to be saved — and for how long. State public records law requires policy-related records to be saved for three years and contracts to be saved for ten years.

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115 new Sebring emails released on judge’s ruling

From The Des Moines Register:

Additional email exchanges between former Des Moines schools superintendent Nancy Sebring and her male lover became public Friday after a Polk County judge refused to block their release.

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Roundhouse Roundup: Las Vegas emails and ‘leaking’ public records

From The Santa Fe New Mexican:

Gov. Susana Martinez isn’t the first New Mexico politician to cause controversy by using private email accounts to communicate about public policy. Three years ago in Las Vegas, N.M., the late former Mayor Tony Marquez was in a similar, if not identical situation.

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Governor launches a program to push staff emails online

From Miami Herald:

Gov. Rick Scott launched a new open records program Thursday dubbed "Project Sunburst," designed to give the public — and the media — access to the emails to and from the governor and 11 top staff within seven days of writing them.

At a news conference at the Capitol, the governor touted the effort as a great leap forward.

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